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Rabbit Fricassee Cuban-Style

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"This is a family favorite from Cuba. You can substitute any meat you like, but the traditional way is rabbit. Serve with rice and a salad. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Place the rabbit pieces in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat along with the onion, garlic, and green pepper. Season with saffron, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice and the bay leaf. Pour the water over all. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, and cook for about 20 more minutes, until tender. Add the raisins, capers, white wine, tomato sauce, olives and olive oil. Simmer for about 5 more minutes. Finally, stir in the peas and remove from the heat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2006

I used rabbit and this was a sensational dish. The savoury flavour was enhanced by the sweetness of the raisins. I think it would also be excellent with chicken. Try this recipe you won't be disappointed.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2009

This was a waste of ingredients. Even though my Cuban friend was siked that I was going to ccok it. It was not a hit at my house.

Aug 21, 2008

Great recipe. I seared the rabbit meat with the spices before adding the water to boil. It makes the meat hold up better. Delicious! Workes great with any white meat poultry, too. Gracias!

Jul 13, 2009

Very comforting and tasty. The family loved this dish and really raved about it. I used chicken instead of rabbit...the only request they made was that next time I use boneless chicken (they are so spoiled!). I will be making this again and again.

Nov 30, 2008

I tried this one today. I didn't have saffron so I used a little curry. It was very good.

Aug 03, 2010

This is a really interesting recipe. Not for everyone but if you like something a bit different this is great. Very tasty, I served this for dinner guests and everyone was blown away. I didn't use all of the water, only about half and I used frozen peas, excellent. Serve with a spiced rice or mashed potatoes.

Oct 28, 2008

My Husband loved this recipe. We were looking for something different then just fried rabbit.

Mar 18, 2013

This is a keeper for sure.. i did tweek it every other time i made it (5 times) the original recipie is nice however being i am also caribbean i love my food with more spices and a bit stronger flavor. i have added a bit more salt., a half habanero, and 2 culantro leaves... also i have substituted the green beans for gandules (pigeon peas) and let me tell you.. WOW!


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  • Calories
  • 578 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 47.9 g
  • 96%
  • Sodium
  • 1045 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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